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Study confirms poor ability of tests to predict active TB infection

September 20, 2018
A retrospective study examining the ability of tests to predict the development of active tuberculosis found a similarly low positive predictive…
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Ontario psoriasis, PsA prevalence on the rise

September 20, 2018
Incidence rates and prevalence of psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis in Ontario, Canada, have gradually increased throughout the past decade, and are…

Alcon Experience Academy to offer education, training

September 19, 2018
Alcon has started an online resource called the Alcon Experience Academy, which will house educational materials and offer training for eye care…
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Bilateral oophorectomy may increase the risk of CKD in premenopausal women

September 19, 2018
Recently published results showed a higher risk of developing chronic kidney disease among premenopausal women, particularly those aged 45 years or…
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Tuberculosis of the finger: Woman suffers rare symptom of infection

September 19, 2018
Physicians in San Francisco reported a rare extrapulmonary manifestation of tuberculosis: infection of the finger. According to a brief report…
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High risk for gout persists after first year of obstructive sleep apnea

September 19, 2018
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea experience an increased risk for gout beyond the first year following the initial apnea diagnosis, with…

Viking Therapeutics NAFLD therapy achieves significant liver fat reduction

September 19, 2018
Viking Therapeutics announced positive top-line results from a 12-week phase 2 study of VK2809, a liver-selective thyroid receptor beta agonist for…
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Refugee children in Germany at risk for invasive pneumococcal disease

September 19, 2018
Refugee children residing in Germany are significantly more likely to develop invasive pneumococcal disease than German-born children, according to…
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Light physical activity may reduce stroke severity

September 19, 2018
Engaging in light to moderate physical activity, such as walking or swimming, for a few hours a week, was associated with less severe strokes when…
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Lidocaine injection for trigger finger linked with more pain without delayed benefits of pain relief vs placebo

September 19, 2018
BOSTON — Patients with trigger finger who received an injection of lidocaine with corticosteroid experienced more pain without significant…
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Tool predicts risk for late breast cancer recurrence

September 19, 2018
An online prognostic tool accurately determined the risk for late distant recurrence among women with ER-positive breast cancer, according to a…

Journalist, breast cancer survivor Joan Lunden to speak at Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association conference

September 19, 2018
Joan Lunden, an award-winning journalist and breast cancer survivor, will serve as keynote speaker at Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy…

MiSight contact lenses slow myopia progression in children

September 19, 2018
CooperVision’s 4-year study results are promising for the company’s dual-focus myopia control 1-day soft contact lens in reducing the…

Allergan, International Diabetes Federation partner to fight DME

September 19, 2018
Allergan and the International Diabetes Federation have entered into a collaborative partnership to develop a global approach to screen, diagnose and…
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Sexual minority youth at increased risk for polysubstance abuse

September 19, 2018
Young people who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual were more likely to use more than one substance — such as alcohol, marijuana and…
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Multimodal treatment improves outcomes in Crohn’s patients with perianal fistulas

September 19, 2018
Using a multimodal approach that included a combination of medical therapies, as well as surgical intervention, helped improve outcomes in patients…

Patient groups urge Congress to fund opioid treatment with changes to Medicare dialysis payments

September 19, 2018
Three kidney patient organizations are urging Congress to pass legislation that would fund treatment programs for opioid addiction by using Medicare…
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VIDEO: Cervical osteotomy in ankylosing spondylitis

September 19, 2018
In this video from the Open Operating Theatre, Hossein Mehdian, MD, of Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham
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Recalled valsartan products may not increase cancer risk

September 19, 2018
Valsartan products that were contaminated with N-nitrosodimethylamine, an impurity that has been classified as a probable human carcinogen that led…
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40% of adults with HIV are considering having children

September 19, 2018
Approximately 40% of adult patients with HIV may want to have children, according to findings published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases. The…